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DePaul Women’s Basketball will play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

Ben Gartland

March 16, 2015

No. 9 DePaul women's basketball will mark their 13th straight NCAA tournament appearance Friday when they play No. 8 Minnesota in the Round of 64, with a chance for a rematch with No. 1 Notre Dame in the Round of 32. With their place in the NCAA tournament locked up with a Big East tournament win,...

Big East Tournament: No. 2 DePaul survives against No. 3 Villanova

Ben Gartland

March 10, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='10272'] It became apparent early in the first half that junior forward Megan Podkowa was going to be the one that No. 2 DePaul would rely on down the stretch as they faced No. 3 Villanova in the Big East semifinals. Her 22 points and ten rebounds played a large part in the slow-tempo...

DePaul women’s basketball grabs share of Big East title with win over Marquette

Ben Gartland

March 2, 2015

With just over a minute to go, head coach Doug Bruno called a timeout and subbed out senior guard Centrese McGee, followed a few seconds later by fellow senior guard Brittany Hrynko. The seniors received an ovation with a comfortable lead that had been in doubt earlier in the game, but the Blue Demons prevailed and won...

DePaul men’s basketball loses fifth straight, falls to Creighton 75-62

Ben Gartland

February 24, 2015

For a moment in the middle of the second half, senior forward Forrest Robinson hit a three-pointer and the game was tied. For a moment, DePaul had the momentum and it looked like they could overcome their slow start. However, this was only a moment. The Blue Demons could not keep pace with Creighton...

DePaul women’s basketball uses second-half surge to down St. John’s 82-55.

Ben Gartland

February 15, 2015

Less than 48 hours before DePaul took on St. John's, they had just fallen to Seton Hall 81-80 in a game where they gave up the game-winning shot with three seconds left. "There's nothing you can do about it now, we can't get it back," senior guard Brittany Hrynko said following the loss. "We just...

Seton Hall beats DePaul women’s basketball 81-80 in down-to-the-wire thriller

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno went into the locker room immediately following the game and asked his players who had a chance to stop Seton Hall senior guard Ka-Diedre Simmons from hitting the game-winning running jumper with three seconds to go. Four out of five players that were on the court raised...

Preview: DePaul women’s basketball faces Seton Hall for first place in the Big East

Ben Gartland

February 13, 2015

Only a half-game separates DePaul women’s basketball and No. 24 Seton Hall from the top of the Big East standings, so their matchup at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be for first place in the conference. DePaul (19-6, 11-2) hosts the Pirates (21-3, 10-2) Friday night in the final matchup between these...

DePaul men’s basketball can’t hold off St. John’s, falls 86-78.

Ben Gartland

February 12, 2015

First from a nine-point deficit in the first half and then again by 13 in the second, DePaul men’s basketball rallied back against St. John’s. However, DePaul let them go one too many times as they fell on the road to the Red Storm 86-78. The Red Storm (16-8, 5-6) were led by D’Angelo Harrison’s...

‘McCormick Collection’: McPier begins marketing arena for non-DePaul events

‘McCormick Collection’: McPier begins marketing arena for non-DePaul events

Megan Deppen

February 8, 2015

McPier, the agency behind Chicago’s money-making convention center, McCormick Place, released its first marketing campaign for the McCormick Collection, a multimillion dollar expansion project that includes two ritzy hotels and an event center for concerts, conventions and DePaul basketball. Read More »...

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Man with the plan: DePaul Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day

Matthew Paras

February 1, 2015

When winter weather hits, Basketball Operations Director Ivan Vujic saves the day Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball rallies to beat St. John’s 71-67 in overtime.

Ben Gartland

January 18, 2015

At halftime, head coach Oliver Purnell told his players to keep playing how they had been and the shots would start to fall. “I said at halftime ‘just pick your heads up and keep playing because we will play better offensively, we’re going to shoot better than 21 percent,” Purnell said. “We...

DePaul men’s basketball falters down the stretch, falls to Georgetown 78-72.

Ben Gartland

January 13, 2015

In their weekend loss to Villanova, it was an abundance of turnovers that put DePaul out of the game. Three days later, it wasn't the abundance but rather the timing of the turnovers as the Blue Demons fell 78-72 to Georgetown. Read More »...

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